Sunday, August 9, 2015


We have a Chicago a Police Officer who needs Financial Assistance!
Please read her story and consider assisting her. 
Any amount will help her in her time of need. 
Thank you!

Dearest Friends and Family, 

I need your help to win this battle I have been fighting for some time now.  

As some of you know, and some it will be the first time you are hearing my story.    I was a Chicago Police Officer for 21 years,  and 3 years ago I was injured on the job, during an arrest.  The injuries I sustained have been devistating, herniated disc's laying on my spine causing paralysis to my right leg and almost severing off my right hand, which is my strong hand.   After emergency hand  surgery I only regained partial use of my hand and had developed severe nerve damage.  To make matters a bit more complicated during all of this I found out that I had 2 tumors in my kidney and adrenal gland.. Yes renal cell carcinoma... Since then I have had my left kidney and my left adrenal gland removed due to the cancer.  

Folks, The process for disability has been a long drawn out one.  One which,  if you interviewed any other disabled Chicago police officers you may hear the same story.  I did not receive money from disability for almost 2 years and went through all my savings to live and exhausted all of my deferred compensation (which is a like a 401K for cops).   I finally received my hearing by the Chicago Police Pension Board and although 2 of the city's doctors deemed me duty disabled and said that my injuries were caused due to the events of being in the line of duty.  I was denied my 75% duty disability.  I was humilated and shamed in the Pension Board hearing.   Their reasoning for denying me 75% duty disability is that they said that this injury was from a previous condition I had as there were prior I.O.D'S (Injury on duty's) all documented as well.   Nowhere did the 2 doctor's say that my duty related injuries were from prior occurences  ~non duty or I.O.D'S.  IN FACT ~The doctors have stated the exact opposite.  The doctor's stated that from viewing ALL evidence I AM duty disabled.  I also filed an appeal in Chancery Court as I was instructed and that proved unfruitful as the judge did not rule in my favor.

Now it is up to me to file an appeal and receive the benefits that I deserve and that I am entitled to receive.  I gave the City of Chicago and the citizens of Chicago ~21 years of serving and protecting.  I would of never thought in a million years I would be fighting the same system I believed in.  I have approximately 30 days to come up with $10,000.00 to file an appeal to receive what I deserve.  Won't you consider helping me win???

I AM grateful that I AM alive and because I did not receive disability income for almost 2 years, as my case was prolonged and dragged out.  I began physical therapy myself creating custom jewelry pieces and teaching and coaching others in healing sessions and workshops.  I thank the Universe that I was shown how to put food on my table and take care of my children while I did not know where our next meal was coming from.    I will never be able to be a Chicago Police Officer again due to my extensive injuries.  But I AM grateful to be alive and assist other people in the way that I AM able.  My heart to serve the community has never died. Maybe you would just like to donate from your heart.  Or maybe you are curious about my custom jewelry and healing and teaching sessions.  I AM open to however you would like to assist me.  I will post my links to my jewelry site and healing site here as well.

Thank you for listening and for BE~ing here for me


Sunday, July 5, 2015


On December 12, 2014, 8 year old Jacob Danny Mieszala found out that he had a large inoperable brain stem tumor called Ganglioglioma.

If you have had the pleasure of knowing Jake, you know he is special for so many reasons. Jake loves school and excels in all of his classes. He is bookworm who enjoys art, drums, soccer, animals, his treehouse, and exploring the great outdoors. Above all, Jake loves his family, who he affectionately refers to as “the zoo.” Jake has a 4 year old little brother named Casey who thinks the world of him and tries to be just like him. Jake also has a few other non human siblings which include 4 dogs, 1 cat, and 2 birds (hence “the zoo”). Jake’s mom, Lauren, is his biggest advocate and supporter. Jake’s dad, Paul, is a US Army veteran and Chicago Police Officer who helps motivate him in, what has become, the fight of his life.

Because of the location of the tumor and the medications he is now on, Jake has had some unfortunate symptoms present themselves that have restricted his mobility, breathing, and vision. It has been hard to see his childhood taken away from him, but through all of these changes, he has somehow found a way to keep a smile on his face and inspire everyone around him.

We all love Jake and we want the absolute best for him. Since his recent diagnosis, he has been through multiple surgeries, MRI’s, CT scans, extended hospital stays, and he’s currently undergoing Chemotherapy. He has weekly physical and occupational therapies to regain his strength. With the future unknown and not wanting to compromise Jake’s care for financial reasons, we are asking for assistance in whatever way you can to help them combat the financial burden that comes with a long term cancer battle. It truly should be the last thing on the Mieszala family’s mind during these difficult days.

At JUST FOR JA, Our mission is to establish a line of support to help get the Mieszala family and Jacob everything they need to win his fight.  Jacob has been in and out of various hospitals and medical treatment facilities with a long road ahead. The Mieszala Family has been through everything from chemotherapy treatments, physical and occupational therapy appointments, various cat scans and MRI's, to even canceling a family vacation to Disney World this past spring. "Just For Jake" is a group founded by close friends, family, and co-workers all looking out for the Mieszala's best interests. If there is one thing in life that is guaranteed, it's that life has NO guarantees. The Mieszala family has already had several stumbles from insurance companies "giving them a hard time" about what can be and cannot be approved by insurrance. 

Our goal at JUST FOR JAKE is to give the Mieszala's the best chance to win this fight. As a community and team we will put them in a position to help themselves and Jake mentally and financially. It's going to be a tough battle, but you can help! Please help by clicking the donate link and as always, thank you and God bless.